May 24, 1999
The most prestigious honor a local council of the Boy Scouts can bestow, the award is given each year to only 15 to 18 of the ten thousand council volunteers nationwide.
Monroe, a Woodinville resident and a retired U.S. Air Force pilot, has been involved in scouting since childhood, belonging to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Sea Scouts. He has been active as an adult leader in the Chief Seattle Council and has served as a patrol dad, assistant scoutmaster, and Troop Friends of Scouting chair. He has also served as Klondike Derby chair, Camping and Outings co-chair, unit commissioner, instructor at the College of Commissioner Science, and at the Northlakes Dutch Oven Cooking seminar.
Among the military awards and decorations Monroe received while serving in the Air Force were: the Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, eight Air Medals. He has been a pilot for United Airlines for 30 years and is currently based at Sea-Tac as a Boeing 757-767 captain.
In the early '80s, he served on the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce Economic Development and Membership committees.